Day one at NACAC reminded us of two things–We come here as much for the people as we do for the workshops, and the vast majority of the people working in admissions are smart, honest, and interested in doing what’s right for kids.
We have to start this entry by acknowledging that it seems as if everyone attending NACAC has worked with or heard of Arun. And all of them seem to like and respect him. Alex and Kevin have had absolutely no qualms riding Arun’s coattails throughout our stay here. And what colorful coattails they are. Yesterday, Arun was sporting a look that involved a pink dress shirt, red track jacket, and blue pinstriped blazer–yes, all at the same time. Alex and Kevin admitted that while we would look absolutely ridiculous in that outfit, Arun somehow managed to pull it off. We’re kicking ourselves for not photographing him. One counselor and at an elite New York private high school admired Arun’s look with the comment, "Wow, look at you! You look so LA glossy." Thus far, nobody has referred to Kevin or Alex as "glossy."